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Ultrasound-guided Caudal or Interlaminar Injection? A Comparative Study of Epidural Corticosteroid Injections in the Treatment of Lumbar Disk Herniation-related Sciatica (NCT02897336)

An open-label randomized trial to compare the efficacy of ultrasound-guided caudal and interlaminar corticosteroid injections for the treatment of lumbar disk herniation-related sciatica.
  • Procedure: ultrasound-guided
    ultrasound-guided caudal epidural corticosteroid injection
    • Procedure: interlaminar
      interlaminar epidural corticosteroid injection
      Ages eligible for Study
      18 Years and older
      Genders eligible for Study
      All
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      No
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • radicular pain (sciatica or cruralgia) for more than 2 weeks
      • failure of analgesics and NSAIDs
      • without neurological deficiency (motor weakness lower or equal to 3/5)
      • a lumbar disk herniation on MRI or CT dating less than 3 months
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • history of lumbar surgery
      • history of epidural injection during the last 3 months
      • radicular pain not due to disk herniation
      • a contraindication to epidural injection (infection, diabetes)
      • history of allergic reaction to corticosteroid
      • patient under legal guardianship
      An open-label randomized trial conducted in one centre to compare the efficacy of ultrasound-guided caudal and interlaminar corticosteroid injections for the treatment of lumbar disk herniation-related sciatica. 30 male and female patients will be included in each group. The primary outcome measure will be a 30% decrease in lower limbs pain as assessed by a visual analog scale.

      1 locations

      France (1)
      • University Hospital
        recruiting
        Caen, France, 14000
      Status:
      recruiting
      Type:
      Interventional
      Phase:
      Start:
      30 June, 2016
      Updated:
      06 September, 2016
      Participants:
      60
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